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police arrest dozens despite a government. crackdown in the meantime the media is accused of turning a blind eye. for months with one hundred still refusing food. losing hope that obama will. charge them or let them go. and social media posts results in arrests of abusive trolls by british police at least the concern over the freedom of speech .
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i welcome to the program here on r.t. . live from the russian capital where it's not just off the air here. and the government in turkey has apologized for the violent response by security forces towards protesters though that didn't stop the police from unleashing their water cannons and tear gas now for a fifth night protesters made fresh attempts to reach the prime minister's office with several being arrested i reports also suggest dozens of homes were raided and sixteen people detained for using social media the internet has been used to share information. against the government in fact it's a. role in the riots singling out what he called the scourge of twitter in particular. people in istanbul why they've turned their back on the turkish
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television. the revolution will not be televised that is according to graffiti spray painted all over istanbul and indeed the protests have gone largely unnoticed by the state media here in turkey however people did have the last word by destroying the satellite trucks of local state media channels if not to prove a point then at least to vent out their anger and frustration at the media that did not cover the events at home pepper spray water cannons tear gas only hell was breaking loose in taksim with police trying to evict environmentalists and their supporters from disney park last weekend when turkish audiences flipped on their t.v.'s they saw something entirely different. names from c.n.n. international the old protectors you get the polies the people and the new shake scene and turk there's there was a painted green documentary so it's a complement. participants of the protests though disapproving of the lack of
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coverage by the turkish media nevertheless believe news outlets have good reason for tuning out when things take a turn for the unexpected actually it's the pressure of the prime minister that is reflected on the media and we think it's unfair other channels the international journalists sharing this information and we have to find out about it on the international tournaments it's unfair to the people but many believe there is a certain responsibility that comes with being a provider of news and those in turkey have failed at it i don't know what will happen in the future but we have only one channel which shows everything in this country and it's really really our company says it cannot stand in for example my mother she lives in a little village if i don't call her she will know nothing with the growing magnitude of protests some of the privately owned channels caught on to the event and tried to make up for lost time when there's one news channels which could be direct one news shows said that they were sorry and they made
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a mistake for not covering. the. it's. the state media is not. saying that it's. misguided. some extreme. groups a far fetched stance it may be but those on taksim just as thousands of people on streets and squares all over turkey don't really seem to care anymore they don't need a t.v. broadcast to show them what's really happening where they are. are. human rights groups and some foreign officials including the u.s. secretary of state are they've all come out to condemn the excessive use of force by turkish police the country's deputy prime minister claims tear gas and other means of crowd control are only being used in self-defense so he's allegedly imported over sixty tons of tear gas and pepper spray over the past decade that's
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worth more than twenty million dollars the united states one of its main export has also sold stuff to countries like egypt and bahrain. reports on cashing in on all the rivers of tears. for six days the world has seen video and images of turkish police cracking down on thousands of anti-government protesters and unarmed activists of all ages have been targeted indiscriminately with tear gas and pepper spray critics say that behind closed doors the united states has long played a major long role in aiding the police brutality that is currently unfolding in turkey he according to reports turkey has bought twenty one million dollars worth of tear gas and pepper spray in the past twelve years and the united states is listed as a main provider c. the u.s. is one of the world's largest manufacturers and exporters of tear gas and whether
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sold or given tear gas shipments from the united states to anywhere in the world must be approved by the u.s. government the three big american tear gas manufacturers non-lethal technologies defense technology and combine systems inc have reportedly exported tear gas to dozens of nations rocked by widespread protests including egypt bahrain tunisia and yemen and now as the uprisings in turkey grow more dangerous by the day dozens of activists have taken to the streets in new york city rallies across from the turkish consulate to condemn what they call the government's brutal and deplorable use of tear gas against its own citizens they are not zeus for protesting are the ones are prosection are humans they are not no use for destroying our human who's just askin for their freedoms freedom of speech the problem is that they're using to cure that expired since two thousand for their pictures of it there's evidence
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of that is a problem every day they're using gerson worse worse and worse chemicals american activists also know what it feels like to be targeted with so-called crowd control technology tear gas. canisters were widely used against protesters participating in the occupy wall street movement and experts say that the corporations manufacturing those technologies are profiting at home and abroad by assisting governments around the world that aim to repress freedom of speech and democratic movements from new york marina or not are to. him a culture can he was one of those aghast by police and explains a ultimately what's got everybody so riled up i am one of the most that has been exposed as i did cheer gas and water cannon it reduced my weakness and caused crying and sneezing
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and since i had asked a month during the event i had multiple severe assem x.x. and i can say that maine provoker is police and government are tired of dealing government with corrupt media we don't have any freedom of speech on this matter this tax scheme this matter has become a matter of more than just maybe bunch of trees this is a protest against the north can tell if it hurts its own people they cannot scare us we are the people we are to nation we are turkish we are turkey they cannot change that they know that and disses i can say that i mean i love to explain that this is a peaceful event we do not do any harm to anyone or anything. but however provokers such as government the police officer holds us and shows us that we heard every word without any reason that's we cannot accept that.
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well not just in turkey online activity could also get you in trouble in britain as well offensive and abusive posts on comments of lead to a number of a arrests across the country. so worried that the lower is becoming too zealous about hunting down and out of twitter trolls. just. we trust our offices with a baton we trust some of the c.i. sprit and yet for some reason we can't trust them a twitter account in the wake of the recent willet murder a number of arrests were made across the country after police responded to tweets it was the latest clear sign that police are in placing seychelle media in a way they never have before twitter might be new police territory but their actions tread a fine line already some unfamiliar with the legal ramifications of their tweets
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the full force of the law one notable example came after a tweet to footballer james mcclean joining in online anger at the footballers decision not to wear a remembrance day poppy katie aiden look he tweeted he deserves to be shot dead alongside a picture of bullets two weeks later and he was arrested by manchester police do you feel like you crossed the line looking back on their. time ha ha ha ha. ha for instance they katie's cases since being dropped it's easy to see the cyber threats can cause real fear and often is deserving of punishment but other cases have ranged from the confusing to the downright ludicrous and figures obtained by artesian steadily rising number
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of prosecutions in person under the communications act two thousand and three including phone calls emails and social media posts i think the fundamental problem is that there is over policing in that the police or have been recent times far too willing to take seriously or complaints and investigate them instead of using commonsense new guidelines to be made final by the criminal prosecution service in the coming weeks but with the explosion of social media leaving british law fighting to catch on. up many in the legal profession a warning that social media eases no need to tread very carefully i mean it is very deeply concerning i think the family legal perspective and i guess it would be interesting to see your advice to people that actually even though it's ok to say some of these say things to when it comes to safety medias but it's just such a bad thing they say well i'm afraid that simply isn't my thing for. me there is
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facebook and your activities. that's never been the focus so. the advice is be extremely tough for. sarah to say london. still to come for you here on our teeth out of fading hopes the u.s. congress takes a stand against the closure of guantanamo bay after obama's promise to repatriate detainees from yemen he talks to the family of one inmate who say that they are losing hope of ever seeing their relatives. and jumping a. lot he is about to join the single currency despite the financial toward europe a more just ahead for. the civilized world produces more foods and needs. well people die of hunger in
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other countries. millions of victims every. where remedial is the most of. these flood doldrums to blame. it was a bad year for the train. we couldn't see anything. but there was great hunger. it was a good help comes too late and with good intentions. diplomacy and business.
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a quarter past the hour here in moscow this is ati with me rule re sushi straits of bradley manning and he did not disclose classified u.s. documents to wiki leaks with the goal of aiding the enemy on day two of his trial was the testimony of the convicted who actually handed him in here at r t we spoke to just live right back another whistleblower thinks that while the government's ultimate goal is to get wiki leaks founder julian assange. bradley manning very much is being politically used as a way to try to reach asuncion there have been rumors of secret indictments on julian of songe here in the united states so the extent that this government has way over charged way over prosecuted and is going after manning you know as if he was a devil in carney speaks volumes to not only making an example out of manning but also the vitriol and contempt that they have against julian assange engine wiki
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leaks even though bradley manning has testified that he didn't know with whom he was dialoguing on the other and it could have been a song during anybody had no reason to think that it was a songe and he was and he didn't understand it to be a saw and she thought it was someone from wiki leaks i think the government very much wants him to say that he was dialoging with julian assange in order to try to go after julian assigns. well you bradley manning that's what a campaign in support of a hounded whistleblower is asking with a list celebrities offering their support you can head over to articulate com right now to find out the details on that story . and while you are online the website you can check out this is well in the u.s. everything sells even secrets from the israeli military america unveiled every tiny screw of one of its allies top secret facilities on
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a federal business opportunities website and find out why on earth that happened. for now though the lower house of the u.s. congress has voted against closing guantanamo bay of course we're on hunger strike you reached its fourth month now the vast majority of inmates are taking part in many of them and are being forced president obama earlier promised to lift a ban on sending home some yemeni inmates that were cleared for release but the long suffering relatives of the inmates are skeptical he can or will stay true to his word. he met some of them. there some might argue there's not all that much difference between the physical torture that many prisoners undergo in one town of most and the emotional toll meant their relatives are forced to deal with at home like the family of abdurahman ash batty a yemeni terrorist suspects held at the controversial detention center since two
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thousand and two after his arrest the whole family was accused of links to terrorists almost an hour we had them america's support for human rights is merely a show and only cares about its own people well it destroys the rights of all others who have been suffering for thirteen years now. and yemen president obama's recent promise to lift restrictions off get detainees specifically from the country was greeted with nothing but sneers. start of these nonstop lies a bomb remembers about guantanamo only during election campaigns and on holidays he promised to shut it down several times and to forward their cases to their home countries these are all lies. meanwhile back in one town away itself as the thirty yemeni prisoners wait for the u.s. president's promises to come true the four month long hunger strike against their indefinite detention continues person is have been demanding for nonmilitary doctors to be allowed to treat them nearly forty out of more than one hundred
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protesters are reportedly being force fed something they claim is torture in itself they are close enough to death that the military sees a need to force feed them none of them enjoy being forced out i can tell you that and they have described being force fed in such terms of having a knife run down their throat. back in yemen the relatives all say they are going to believe another word from president obama until they see their sons brothers and husbands finally return home. while the no more than this family's case is merely one of several dozen where people can only suffer and cry helplessly inside their homes but hope dies last. abilities al haig jim the son of yemen. legal experts now say that pakistan is in
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a great position to try and negotiate an end to u.s. drone strikes in tribal areas and this comes after the high court declared the operations a blatant violation of the country's sovereignty and human rights artie's by a recent lawyer representing drone victims against the us he told us about some of the problems with the attacks. president obama often says that only kills militant and doesn't kill civilians but he feels to give me and identities of those who have been killed in the use of strikes in pakistan now according to independent sources more than three thousand people have been killed in resist on in pakistan but not a single name has been given by president obama or the cia which is occurring albeit strikes what we hear from news reports is just a few names of militant leaders who have been killed president obama's tall sure that he is killing militants and he has not killed any civilian then he has to give
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the names and details of all those militants who he has killed because for his money i would be happy you know assumes that if you have killed all those people who are creating all deuce are in my cities if you kill all these people who were here let you go probably for your way lucian or floor but at least i will be happy that you are making me see if what the question here is that who are you killing. and you can watch our entire conversation by are tuning in to r.t. at eighteen forty five g.m.t. . or if another let's get into the update and we'll start with. the carrying out for now says it has no doubt the siren has been deployed by the syrian government against rebels the u.s. and other nations said the use of the nerve agent was a red line that would demand a response however the united nations says that chemical weapons have been used by
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both sides in the syrian conflict in limited amounts or the washington says more research is needed to prove these claims. and the deadly floods which have been lashing central europe have now shifted to germany as rain continues to cause rivers to break their banks chancellor angela merkel used a helicopter to the region's devastated by the deluge one hundred million euros in aid to the victims of the worst flooding in a decade since the weekend the waters of course at least twelve deaths and forced thousands to flee their homes and water levels though in the czech republic have now started to fall while hungary is still on. a gas leak was the most likely cause of a large blast of a college in new york that left seven people injured and blew out the windows of a number of nearby buildings the most severe injury was to a woman who jumped out of a window in an attempt to escape the building the campus was relatively empty as
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most students and graduated last month. the european commission is set to give latvia the green light to become the eighteenth member of the eurozone and the baltic country hopes to swap the lot for the euro in january next year ten years of to join the e.u. but with europe still struggling to dig. itself out of debt many believe that light fear is jumping on board a sinking ship. latvia will be officially swapping their lots figure owes to adopt the single currency i love here reduced its budget deficit to blow the e.u. ceiling of three percent of g.d.p. last year which is actually an achievement considering latvia underwent one of europe's toughest or surgery programs after the two thousand and eight crisis actually wiped off a fifth of its g.d.p. so now that the latin economy is back on track will enter the euro zone the rail
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its recovery will this take a look at the current members that are actually at risk of exiting the euro zone now we got slovenia by actually adopted figure in two thousand and four now this is actually the latest country in financial trouble and how public debt has more than doubled from twenty two percent of g.d.p. in two thousand and eight to almost fifty five percent in twenty twelve just as a cyprus really the recent banking crisis did little to enrich their economy just sixty six percent of public debt to g.d.p. as for greece right here one hundred eighty nine percent that's actually nearly double of that actual. piece of quite phenomenal really if we actually take a look at a few countries that don't have the year i will be able to see that figure really isn't crucial to having a healthy economy as you can see just they're not bothered to read it so it's probably no wonder looking at the figure out of his urgency is actually being
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questioned right now. it is hard to hew to the monetary policy which is suitable for germany and that means that once the direction of the interest rates changes from the current very low to the historical averages and they will be your own they're. likely going to suffer a significant contraction. investment for example these are slovenia greece cyprus or to go and all the rest of the peripheral europe certainly in terms of the future instability in the euro valuations and in terms of the interest rates. for countries like the who have to have certainty in planning in terms of the longer term investments especially infrastructural investments into the future there will be some significant problems and significant course is also another issue that latvia will need to consider now since favorite cyprus hit the infamous banking crisis of course spawn's about she been flowing towards latvia actually strengthening the small baltic states position as an offshore banking center but
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once a country adopts the euro the european ministers were actually have far more control over the country's banking rules and as a consequence dreams of becoming a tax haven might be over along with a lot. so his story protests in turkey and voices echoing the plight of the arab spring a sort of broken aside a lot and in just a moment you want to. hold .
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a minute. i want. to give you never seen anything like this until. what's the good guys i'm not the market and this is the break in the set so let's talk about drones you know those unmanned robots that have taken over well every military operation abroad and are set to darken our skies in the near future well video footage just released captures the terrifying moment where a german drone almost collided with a passenger payne plane carrying hundred people over afghanistan but guess what this was no fluke for some march of this year another unmanned drone came within two hundred feet of crashing into a commercial jet flying over new york look these are just two examples of the horrifying.